So it’s been a while since I shot these pics but never got around to giving them the light of day.

The VHRA visit the word famous Pendine sands once a year. I think this year is the 8th in a series and it’s going to land on the 4th and 5th of July 2020. I’m hoping to get the opportunity to get down there again. In fact it’s just gone in the diary which has prompted me to dust down this particular folder of images.

The event according to the VHRA website  has become one of the most important in the hot rod calendar, I know very little about the scene but I can imagine that the draw of that long stretch of sand has to make it pretty irresistible to take part.

The combination of the feeling, the smell and look of these vehicles is just awesome. That combination coupled with the history that Pendine sands has embedded in it’s land speed legacy makes for a pretty exciting mix.

Photography wise, there’s not a bad picture to be taken here. It’s heaven. It’s almost as if the two things were made for each other. The army of racers and supporters that arrive are nothing short of lovely and as a spectator you really do have  have the opportunity to get up close to the cars. Something really special.

Spectators are free and you can usually park on the beach for a few quid.


Now, believe it or not I learned to drive on this beach but the Hot Rod guys have nothing to fear from me and dodgy clutch control.

Aled Llywelyn is a photographer based near Carmarthen in South Wales. Contact or 07969 002137

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